Religion Quotes

As long as there are fools and rascals, there will be religions.
Voltaire, Letter to Frederick, 1767
There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
Reinhold Niebuh
Gertrude stein - counting is the religion of this generation it is...
Albert einstein - my religion consists of a humble admiration of...
Heaven is such that all who have lived well, of whatever religion, have a place there.
Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Divine Providence" #330
If our religion only proclaims a high standard of ethics, then our religion is a burden heavier than we can bear.
Rolland W. Schloe
Unattributed truth from r. g. frp - it can be shown that for any nutty theory, beyond...
Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish - world which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessites.
Sigmund Freud
Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated.
Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die.
F. Forrester Church
Science and religion no more contradict each other than light and electricity.
William Hiram Foulkes
Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
Thomas Szasz
Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.
Oscar Wilde
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, not condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.
George Santayana
The truly religious man does not embrace a religion and he who embraces one has no religion.
Kahlil Gibran
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Sigmund Freud
When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
Thomas Jefferson
All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
John Hay
A cult is a religion with no political power.
Tom Wolfe
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Steven Weinberg, quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999
Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.
Gary Zukav, "The Dancing Wu Li Masters".
The heart of religion lies in its personal pronouns.
Martin Luthe
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
Jorge Luis Borges
The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
Matthew Arnold
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
James Feibleman
Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men in praise we act like angels.
Thomas John Watson, Sr.
Such evil deeds could religion prompt.
Lucretius, De Rerum Natura
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping the common people quiet.
Napoleon Bonaparte
There is no religion higher than the truth.
H Hahn Blavatsky
Religions change; beer and wine remain.
Hervey Allen
Mortification from a self - Strength, carried on by ways of self - Invention, unto the end of a self - Righteousness, is the soul and substnace of all false religion in the world.
John Owen
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams. They have different names but all contain water. Religions have different names, but all contain truth.
Muhammad Ali
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few. ?
Marie Henri Beyle, (1783 - 1842)
I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.
Robert Millikan
The artist needs no religion beyond his work.
Elbert Hubbard
I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1799
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
Bertrand Russell
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Jorge Luis Borges